Gaston County Health Department - Highland
609 N. Highland St.
Gastonia, NC - 28052
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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Office hours Mon-Fri: 8 AM-5 PM
What is WIC?
WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.
Who is WIC for?
Children up to 5 years of age, Infants, Pregnant women, Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months. Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. What does WIC provide?
Healthy foods, Health care referrals. Breastfeeding support. Eating tips for you and your child. Am I Eligible for WIC?
To be eligible, you or your child must:
Live in North Carolina. Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines. Have a health risk factor based on:height and weight, blood test for low iron, health history, diet history, Need More Information?
County health departments, community and rural health centers, and community action agencies provide WIC Program services - find the WIC Program in your county. For other helpful information contact the DHHS Customer Service Center at 1-800-662-7030 (TTY: 1-877-452-2514). DHHS Customer Service Center staff will never ask callers for bank account or credit card information.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To participate, these persons must:
Live in North Carolina.Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement. Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist or other health professional makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, usually at the local WIC office. Examples of nutritional risk conditions are listed below. For a complete listing, call 919-707-5800.Abnormal anthropometric or hematological measurements, Documented nutrition-related medical conditions. Inadequate dietary intake. Conditions that predispose a person to inadequate nutritional patterns such as lead poisoning, migrancy, alcohol or drug abuse.
WIC Certification Periods
Pregnant women are certified for their pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum. By 6 weeks postpartum they must be recertified as a postpartum or breast feeding woman.Non-breast feeding postpartum women are certified until six months postpartum. Breast feeding postpartum women are certified for up to 12 months postpartum.Infants certified before six months of age are certified until their first birthday. Infants certified after six months of age are certified for six months. Children are certified every twelve months until five years of age.
WIC Store LocationsFind WIC Store Locations to purchase WIC approved foods with your WIC or EBT Card, in and around Gastonia, NC.
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